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The Holocaust Explained

The Re-Launch of The Holocaust Explained


EHRI partner, The Wiener Holocaust Library has relaunched The Holocaust Explained, an educational resource that has been created to help learners understand the essential facts of the Holocaust, its causes and its consequences. The website aims to answer questions that students most often want to ask, in an accessible, reliable and engaging way.

The content is clearly organised across nine easy-to-navigate topic areas, such as 'What was the Holocaust?' and 'How did the Nazis rise to power?' It is an extremely popular online resource with both teachers and students alike, and visited from 140 different countries.

EHRI fellows in panel

EHRI Receives New Funding to Sustain and Develop Resources and Services


Green Light for Fellowship and Training Programme

Last week, the European Commission announced that EHRI would receive new funding from the Research and Innovation Programme Horizon2020 to sustain and further develop its main resources and services. Already in the process of transforming from a project into a permanent body for international Holocaust research, EHRI now, with this new funding, can maintain and expand its successful resources, such as the fellowships, training activities and the EHRI Portal. Hence, over the next 4 years, EHRI will follow two paths: developing into a permanent infrastructure and progressing as a longstanding, active project. Having both streams of funding is especially good news for our user community as it means that they can keep on using EHRI’s new and improved services, while behind the scene, foundations for a stable organization are being built.

American University in Paris Summer School

Summer 2020 Genocide and Memory Studies Institute in France and Poland


Apply before 1 May 2020

From June 3-June 24, 2020, participants have the opportunity to study with Professor Brian Schiff and Professor Charles Talcott first in Paris and then embarking on a practical exploration of the ideas explored in their courses on a 5-day trip to Poland.


Next Phase of EHRI Kicked Off in Munich


Between 11 and 13 February 2020, the EHRI consortium assembled in Munich to kick-off a new era. EHRI’s longstanding partner, the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, kindly hosted the event.

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure was founded in 2010 and established itself during two project phases. In December 2019, EHRI entered a new phase in which it will transform itself from a project into a permanent, sustainable entity. To mark this, around sixty people representing fifteen partners from thirteen countries gathered in Munich.

German Lost Art Foundation

New Berlin-based “Help Desk” for Enquiries about Cultural Assets Seized in the National Socialist Era


German Lost Art Foundation establishes point of contact in Berlin. Art historian Dr Susanne Meyer-Abich was appointed director

Since the beginning of January there is a central point of contact in Berlin for enquiries from those whose cultural assets were seized as a result of persecution under the National Socialist regime, and their descendants. This “Help Desk” is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

EHRI Document Blog

EHRI Document Blog: “It is Folly not to do Anything, Even if one can not do Everything”


On August 19, 1944, a quite extraordinary thing happened in Hungary, which had been under German occupation for five months already. Dr János Benedek, the leading civil servant of the Kiskőrös district, ordered the internment of István Velich, the agricultural officer of the district and local functionary of the Eastern Frontline Companions’ Association. This fascist, paramilitary organization – comprising of 200 members –, which had been founded in 1942 by veterans who had served at the Russian front, was infamous for its extreme anti-Semitic and anti-communist conviction and the obsession with remaining loyal to the Germans until the end. Until March 19, 1944, the time of the German occupation, it operated illegally, afterwards, they stepped up openly. The members organized unexpected attacks on Jews and leftist workers, as a result of which they earned the dubious reputation of one of the most dreaded organizations.

NIOD building

Job Offer: NIOD Amsterdam is looking for an EHRI Project manager


Project description

EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure) is a European project that facilitates research into the Holocaust. It is a large consortium of Holocaust archives, museums and research organisations from across Europe, Israel and the United States. EHRI is funded by the European Commission under Horizon2020. More information about the project can be found on this website.

Searching for life stories from World War II on



What did my family go through during the war?

You may now find out on The starting point for research into the personal histories of Dutch WWII eye-witnesses. Never before have the individual stories of people during wartime been revealed by bringing together a large number of scattered sources.

And there will be more to come: The Dutch Network of War Collections, which initiated the project and has connections with EHRI, is continuing to add and expand timelines, in collaboration with organisations that manage sources.


Job Offer: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Seeks Director of Archival and Curatorial Affairs


EHRI partner, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join the team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

EHRI Publishes Online Edition of Early Holocaust Testimony


In contrast to widespread perceptions, the events of the Holocaust were not forgotten after the end of the World War II. The new European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) online edition of early Holocaust testimony shows how Jewish survivors and activists created an extraordinary archive documenting the persecution while its memory was still raw and unprocessed.